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Banana Hamoa

The banana is part of Gary’s sub-tropical collection.We grow a few sub-tropical fruits in our garden. We occasionally get frosts but most things survive. The Hamoa is a ladyfinger banana, also known as Silk and Apple, with a fruity flavour.
Our clump has been established for about 3 years. The original plant was in a pot for about a year before we decided where to plant it. Gary made a bed for it at the back of a large shed that borders our courtyard. We had our first crop of bananas ripe in April 2010 and have just started harvesting the second crop.
The plant has just produced a new flower. We don’t know how successfully this one will friut because it has appeared in autumn, whereas the others have been spring flowers with fruit developing over the Summer.

This planting is in the Orchard garden .

Purchased from Subtropica

Latest Milestone Setting Fruit

Quantity: 1

Plant Banana plant Musa 154
Variety Hamoa 2


Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 10 Dec 2013
    Setting Fruit

    Setting Fruit day 2200

  • 10 Dec 2013

    Fruiting day 2200

  • 10 Dec 2013

    Ripening day 2200

  • 27 Oct 2013

    Fruiting day 2156

  • 19 Sep 2013

    Fruiting day 2118

    3 huge bunches of bananas

  • 19 Sep 2013

    Flowering day 2118

  • 21 Dec 2011

    Harvesting day 1480

    These bananas developed in autumn. We left them over the winter and started harvesting them in early summer.

    1.0 x item

  • 03 Apr 2011

    Harvesting day 1218

    1.0 x item

  • 02 Dec 2007

    Transplanted day 0


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